We are living history right now, help us document it

The global Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped the way we live and left an indelible mark on each of us. Documenting and preserving this moment and your experiences of it are incredibly important. 

To capture this unprecedented time, the National Museum of Bermuda launched United Together: Sharing Bermuda’s Covid-19 Pandemic Stories, a project aimed at collecting electronic mementoes of people’s experiences as our community grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

Historians rely on first-hand accounts to get a glimpse of the humanity behind history’s most significant events. While newspapers, official government documents and media coverage will provide future historians with information on how local, national and international leaders responded to the crisis the records of everyday life are equally important.

Though you may not think your story is museum-worthy it is. Creating this digital archive will help us tell the story of this moment for future generations.

As we adapt to a new way of life we are mindful of the toll that this virus has taken on us as individuals and as a community, especially with the devastating reality that lives have already been lost and are still at risk.

Whether it’s a diary, journal, painting, drawing, photograph, poem or song we encourage you to submit your experiences, thoughts and reflections of what it is like living in Bermuda during the coronavirus pandemic.

Over the past few months we have seen first hand how history and culture can help keep us connected and inspire openness, empathy and creativity.

How to submit:

  • Post your photos to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #UnitedTogetherBDA or tag the National Museum of Bermuda.
  • You can also submit your photos and stories via email to curator@nmb.bm with the subject heading “United Together: My Story”.
  • Museum staff will review all submissions and will regularly update our online United Together Gallery with some of the stories that have been submitted.
  • Currently we are not accepting physical objects, but we encourage you to keep mementoes from this time and consider donating later when the Museum reopens.

United Together Gallery:

See some of our recent submissions here.

Not sure where to start?

Check out our tips page for suggestions on how to get started with your United Together Project.